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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE: IR1DAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27, 195.
TOLD INAIEW WOEDS
EVENTS OCCURRING IN ALL SECTIONS
Bappe&iBgs From Homo astl Abroad K
daced From Colanias to IJbcs Kvery
tkimc bat Pacts Eliminated For Oar
Friday, Dec 20.
A receiver has been appointed for the
Central Wisconsin Electric Street Bail
way company of OshkosE Mrj. "W. T.
Daly, tho wife of "Father Bill" Daly the
horseman, has secured a divorce and $15,-
000 alimony lira. Charles Grossman of
Ann Arbor, took her 3-year-old child and
jumped into & cistern and both were
drowned M. D. Howell, a wealthy citi
zen of Stockton, Cal., has been acquitted
of the charge of counterfeiting. This was
his third trial Democrats of Louisania
renominated Governor Foster for a sec
ond term John HIggins, champion
jumper of tho world of Blackburn, Eng
land, is visiting in Chicago Marquis
Sacrapanti, Pope Leo's messenger, con
ferred the insignia of tho office of cardi
nal on Mgr. Satolli at "Washington The
Chilean senate has approved a bill for a
new loan The cruiser Minneapolis is at
Gibraltar ready to sail for Turkish waters
The Italian chnmbcr has passed the
Abyssinian credits asked by tho govern
ment The reported reslgnition of Dr.
Karl von Boettischer, German minister of
the interior, is denied Edward Cook of
Kansas City, Kan., ha been arrested for
bigamy. Gook is said to have seven
wives A farm hand named Sunsbrunz
at Ottawa, Kan., has been arrested
for attempting to wreck a train
Police of Sioux City have arrested John
B. Leiverinicht, of Hubbard, Neb., on a
charge of murdering Leo Glatzer, who
was found hanging in a freight car
Heavy raln3, general over Kansas, have
put the wheat crop in splendid condition
Y. L. Speak, under arrest at Chicago,
will be turned over to tho authorities of
Iowa. He is wanted at Wapello for burg
lary Thieves blew the safe of D. Car-
xer, a lumber dealer of Fontanelle, la.,
securing $400 Footpads have created a
reign of terror at Creston, la. More than
a dozen houses have been robbed
Tho directors of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad havo declared tho regular semi
annual dividend of 3 per cent on the pre
ferred stock Thomas W. Hotchkiss,
formerly consul general of Ottawa, died
at his homo In Northport, L. I., aged 70
years Joseph Jeffries, charged with tho
murder of his father, was acquitted at
Columbia, Mo. Evidence showed tho kill
ing to be accidental.
Saturday, Dec. SI.
Miss Anna, tho 2J-year-old daughter of
Colonel Stcinbcrger of Rocky Hill, Ky.f
was cruelly murdered by har cousin
George Dice and William Graham, two
clever counterfeiters, wero arrested at
Kansas City, Mo., by Secret Service Offi
cers Burns and Murphy Mrs. Mary V.
Phillips, a wealthy widow residing in
Brooklyn, N. Y., had $1,700 worth of
jewelry stolen from her dressing room
Henry Martin, a bank clerk of New York
City, without getting a divorce from his
legal wife, married Miss Frances Van
"Ylcit. The latter had her husband ar
rested Miss Minnie Arnett, who at
tempted to commit suicide at the residence
of Millionaire C. F. Winkemeyer at
Brooklyn, N. Y., has recovered from the
wound Architects have been chosen to
prepare plans for the American history
building, an addition lotho American un
verslty. JVD. Flint ha donated $10,000
toward tlio building fund President
Cleveland f cnt a message to congress urg
ing immediate financial legislation to re
lievo the treasury Senate passed the
house Venezuelan bill without a dissent
. ingvoto Philadelphia street car com
pany agreed to arbitrate with their em
ployes and tho strike wa declared off
Thirty miners were entombed and suffo
cated by an explosion in the Nelson mine
near Dayton, Tcnn. Admiral Selfridgc
has been instructed to rcmovo American
Missionaries from Turkey The regular
quarterly dividend of 1 per cent has been
declared on the New York Central
Tho Chesapeake and Ohio road will build
a passenger depot at Richmond, Va., to
cost $2,000,000 Seventy-five representa
tives of plants in Ohio met at Cincinnati
and organized tho Ohio Brewers' associa
tion Barlow & Myers, hardware deal
ers of Perry, la., havo made an assign
ment. Liabilities, $5,500; assets, $4,500
Heavy rains havo fallen throughout tho
west and in many portions of Illinois,
whero long drouth has dried up cisterns
and wells. Tho rain is of especial lcncflt
to wheat Quarantino has been de
clared against Martin's Ferry, O., on ac
count of a smallpox epidemic there. Tho
disease is spicading rapidly Theodore
Lambert, who on Dec. 4, 1893. murdered
William G. Rairer, a banker at Camden.
Pa., was hanged for the enmo in the jail
at Camden Governor McKinlcy has re
ceived a letter from Richard Mansfield,
tho actor, claiming to havo been brutally
treated by constables at Columbus, O.
Monday, Dec 23.
N. S. Dufran, who murdered the town
marshal of Tyndall, S. D., last July, has
been sentenced to life imprisonment
Joel Davis and his wife, of Coggcn, la.,
have died of poison due to canned toma
toes. Other members of tho family arc
very 111 Charles Motz of Dows, la., 21
years of age and disappointed in love
throw himself under a train and was de
capitated The Chicago and Great Wes
tern Railway company ha3 bought a
block in Leavenworth for depot pur
poses, paying $15,000 Joseph Donnelly,
who murdered Samuel Turner at Mexico,
Mo., has boon respited until Jan. 27. He
wa to be hanged Dec. 31 Plymouth,
Mass., celebrated with fitting ceremonies
tho 273th anniversary of the landing of
.the pilgiims Mrs. Mary Smith,.a mem
ber of tho Downey gang of counterfeiters,
operating in the Indian Territory, was ar
retted at Fort Scott, Kan. J. Jans of
Sioux Center, la., whoso property was
swept away by a cyclone last summer, be
came despondent and hanged himself
Judge Bartow convicted Deacon Collier at
Rushvillc, Neb., for stealing cattlo from
the pade ranch. He was sentenced toono
year in jail A dispatch from St. Joseph,
Mo., states that cx-Congrcssman Mo
,Shano of Omaha has bought $103,000
worth of stock in the St. Joseph Packing
company Charles B. Atwocd, the man
who designed tho World's fair art palace,
is dead Louis Glrard, a postoffice rob
ber, was sentenced at Fort Smith. Ark.,
to 10 years' imprisonment Tho Chica
go board of education has decided to cut
down expenses of running the schools in
that city $530,000 in 1S9G A requLsition
has been made on tho state auditor
for a warrant for $15G,C95 to meet January
interest on Misonri's bonded debt
During fire at Philadelphia four pcoplo
were suffoca.ed by smcke Four men
A gentleman one day took his
little lad out for a walk, but the
boy, from some cause or other, got
lost and meeting" a policeman tear
fully ask: "Please, sir, have you
seen a man without, a little boy7
'Cause, if you have, Tse that little
toy!" London Tit-Bits.
Dr. A. P. Sawyer Sin After raffering four
years with female treakaees I was persaaded by a
friend to try your Pastilles, aad after ssiag them
for ob year, I can say I bib eatirely well . I cab
bo reeacBBteed thea too highly. Xrs M. S.Brooi
Mroaee..Bottol Braaeh Co.,Xtch. For 6le hy F.
killed while attempting to capture seven
robbers at LlorSSce, A. T. Barrett
Brown was lynched at Wrightsville, Ark.,
for living with 'another man's wife
General Jo Shelby and Congressman
Tarsney indulged in personalties in Kan
sas City Chief of Police Crowley of
San Francisco has ordered all tho pool
rooms in that city closed Captain John
W. Luke, chairman of the Iowa railroad
commission, died at his home at Hampton
The firm of R. L. Lynch & Co., mer-
. chants at Tul-a, X T., has assigned with
liabilities amounting to $10,000.
Xaesday, Dec. 24.
Tho supremo court adjourned until Jan.
6 Prcsidont Hickcy of the Western
Ea-eball association Is in favor of giving
Dubuque the Omaha franchise United
States supreme court advanced tho hear
ing of the Nebraska maximum freight case
and set the hearing for March 2, 1893
Will Meyers, who was charged with mur
der, was acquitted at Neosho, Mo. Cap
tain Thorne of Yale ha3 refused to coach
the Missouri foot ball team next season
There is some talk of the Southern Pacific
extending its road to San Diego, Cal., in
tho near future Tho Iroquois club of
Chicago indorses Pre ident Cleveland and
congress in the Venezuelan affair W.
K. Vanderbilt, Russell Sago and D. O.
Mills are at tho head of a movement to
protect American securities Chicago
has asked that a day be appointed as Chi
cago day at tho Montreal international
exposition in 1890 The body of Civil
Engineer Joseph Eckort, who was
drowned in the Burbois rivor at Union,
Mo., has been recovered Sam Wagner
was held up by highwaymen while on his
way home near Morgan, Tex., and fatally
shot Dolphus Collins fell from the cage
of tho Independence mine at Cripple
Creek, Colo., and was instantly killed
The output of of Lcadvillc. Colo , mines
for 1895 wa? estimated at $13,318,874, being
an increase of $5,COO,000 over 1894 The
Lawrence reduction works at Cripple
Creek, Colo., were destroyed by fire. Loss,
$108,000; insurance, $50,000 J. J. Bous-
qurt, ex-cashier of a Montreal bank, is be
lieved to be on his way to Denver. He
was heavily indebted to the bank Tho
Manatoba legislature has been dissolved
and an appeal to the country will be made.
Five men were caught between a
freight car and a building at a Dayton,
O., Iron works and two fatally hurt
William, John, George and Bee Dunn,
deputy marshal3, near Perry, O. T., wero
blojrn up by tho explosion of a can of
powder in their wagon The great Phil
adelphia trolley striko is ended. Wana
maker is the luan who brought about the
settlement The jury in tho Ish murder
trial at Onmlm failed to agree.
Thursday, Dec 20.
"Owney," the hotel clerk's dog hailing
from Tacoma. Wash., has completed a
trip around tho world P. A. McWill-
iam', proprietor of the Missouri hotel at
Albany, Mo., committed suicide with
strychnine Chaunccy M. Depow will
deliver tho address at the Knox college
celebration of tho Lincoln-Douglas debato
In Galesburg Tho large opal mines at;
Quercta'ro, Mex., have been shut down,
the proprietors declaring that the country
is already flooded with opals Tho In
dians of the Cherokee Strip will ask con
greys to give homc3 to every homesteader
on their land--, 8,000,0 ;0 acres In extent
In a test at Fort Leavenworth a ball
from tho new Springfield rifles pene
trated a "ball of snow from a distance
of 30 yards but four to five feet
Will Oliver, aged 15, stubbed John JMc-
Danlels to death at Bowie, Tex. Tho
Venezuelan dlsputo hiw greatly affected
tho tobacco market at Henderson, Ky.
Peter Bcrlo lowered the world's 1-nille bi
cycle record at New Orleans, to l:40i3-5
Tho president gave each of the White
House domestics a turkey Christmas
Several Wall street brokers have sent cir
culars to congressmen attacking Presi
dent Cleveland's Venezuelan policy
The disabled steamer Strathnevis, which
has been helplessly drifting about in tho
North Pacific ocean for tho last three
months arrived at Port Town-end
An unsuccessful a tempt was mado to rob
tho First National bank at Arlington,
Neb. The combination lock was blown
off, but the robbers escaped without any
booty Kvan Lewis, the ,;Strangler,"
and J. C. Coins' ock of Maim havo ar
ranged for a wrestling ma'ch, catoh-as-catch-cau
style, for a purse of $2,000 Jan.
18 Tho record of train accident ; in No
vember include? SO collision2, 52 derail
mmtsand other accidents, a total of 146
accidents, in which 46 persons wero killed
and GO injured Sccrc'atyaud George R.
Broslcy of the Iowa Field club has issued
a call for the semi-annual meeting to bo
held in Dubuque Jan. 14, 1898 May Lo
Baudy, the sportsman, of Paris, is dead
Henry J. Newton, a prominent spirit
ualist, was killed by a Broadway car in
New York city.
War Talk In Canada.
New York, Dec. 25. A special to tho
World from Montreal says: There
should be no trouble iu assembling in
Montreal in these days 10,000 fairly
drilled and disciplined men ready for a
dash across the line. The scene of oper
ations would be fixed on American
soil. In the event of defeat tho
lino of the Canadians would bo directly
back or upon the defenses of the Riche
lieu and eventually Montreal. Bridges
and railways would be destroyed during
the excitement and every mile the
Americans advanced they would be
moving further and further from their
bass and their supplies.
Refuse to Indorse the President.
Boston, Dec. 25. The hoard of alder
men refused to indorse the stand taken
by President Cleveland in the Venezue
lan matter. The disapproval was ex
pressed by a vote of 7 to 5, in a refusal
to concur in a resolution adopted by the
Valuable Cattle Officially Killed.
Susquehanna, Pa., Dec. 2G.- Forty
nino valuable Jersey cattle on tho stock
farm of Hon. Alvin Devereaux near
Deposit, N. Y., just across the stato lino,
which wero infected with tuberculosis,
were killed by the New York state
board of health.
Knights Volunteer to Fight.
CixcnfNATr, Dec. 2G. Leaders in the
order of the Knights of Pythias here
held a quiet meeting and organized a
volunteer regiment of infantry that will
hold itself in readiness in case of war.
TaniKBy Indorses Cleveland.
New York, Dec. 25. At a largely at
tended meeting of Tammany, resolu
tions were adopted indorsing President
Cleveland's attitude on the Vsnezuelw
Dr. Savior Dear Sir: I can fay with pleasure
hat I hav been using vonr medicine, and trill rec
mmend it to alt suffering ladle. Mrs. W. W.
Vealhershce, Augusta, Ga. Sold by F H Longley.
Spain is against the Monroe doc
trine, but that will cause no uneasi
ness in the United States. The
doctrine was originally intended to
be offensive to Spain and other
members of the holv alliance.
Pale, thin, .bloodless people should use Dr, Saw?
yer's UkaUne. It Is the greatest remedy n the
world for making the weak stroag. Tor sal eby F.
Copyright, 1895, by G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Bora was her sister's antithesis, save
that both were brunettes. She was sim
ply a lovable, docile, impressionable,
pretty girl She adored her mother and
worshiped her sister, whom she caHed
"The Queen." Dora was only 17. There
had been three boys born between the
sisters, but they had died in infancy.
The two girls were in. the sumptuous
parlor of their apartment, Emily lying
on the soft lounge, while Dora sat near
her in a cozy armchair, which made her
look almost a little girl.
"Queen, did yon enjoy the opera last
night?" asked Dora.
"Oh, yes," replied Emily, "but you
know, my dear, comic opera is comic
opera, and all is Eaid. "
"It's all very fine for yon to talk in
that patronizing way, Queen, about
amusement, but it is different with me.
I havo not outgrown tho theater yet I'll
tell yon what I have been thinking of
"Seriously," laughed Emily, pinch
ing her pretty sister's cheek. "Why,
you sly little rogue, you couldn't be
serious if you tried."
"Oh, couldn't II But listen. Iam
going'to ask Bob"
"Mr. Mitchel, you know. I told him
last night that I mean to call him Boh
after this, and he kissed me and said it
was a bargain."
"Kissed you, did he? "Well, Miss Im
pudence, I like thatl"
"So did L But you need not scold be
cause you know what Bob says is law.
You are as much afraid of him as well,
as all the rest of the men are of you.
But I haven't told you what I am going
to do. I want Bob to take me with you
both whenever you go to the theater. "
"Oho! So that is your little plot, is
"Yes! What do yon think of it?"
"What do I think of it? Now I shall
surprise you. I think it is an excellent
idea. ( I lovo you very much, my little
sweetheart sister, and shall be only too
glad to see you have as much pleasure
s your heart longs for. "
"You darling Queen !" and with an
impetuous bound the younger girl was
on her knees with her arms around
Emily, raining kisses upon her lips.
This effusive show of affection Emily
received with evident pleasure, for,
howover. dignified she could bo in her
bearing, leaving tho impression that she
was cold, in reality she was warm heart
ed to a degree which would have sur
prised the gossips.
Nestling her head in the folds of her
sister's soft silk gown, thus hiding her
face, Dora said timidly:
"May I tell you something, Queen?"
"Ha 1 Yea mischief, what have you
to confess now?"
"I have invited a man to call here,"
replied Dora, suddenly raising her head
and speaking with a different touch in
.'Is that all?" laughed Emily. "Who
is the monster? Where did you meet
"I have met him several times at aft
ernnou teas. The last time lie asked me
if he might call, and I toldhim he could
do so this afternoon when I thought yon
would be at home. Was it very wrong?"
"Well, Dora, I don't think it was ex
actly proper, but perhaps it may be all
right, since you have met him at several
of our friends' houses. But what is his
"Yes, though ho speaks English with
only a very slight accent."
"I don't like Frenchmen. I know it
is preposterous prejudice, but I never
meet one without thinking him a possi
ble adventurer. With their soft, syco
phantic ways, they remind me of cats,
and I expect them to show their claws
at any moment. However, pet, perhaps
your Frenchman will not call, and
"Oh, but he will ! He said he would
como this afternoon. That is why I
have been so nervous. I was afraid yon
might be going out, and"
"No; I will bo hero to protect you.
Besides I expect Bob at any moment.
Ho said he would come about noon, and
it is after that alroady. Perhaps that is
ho now. Yes ; three rings !"
"Oh, so Romeo and Juliet have sig
nals ! But jump up, Queen. Ho must
not catch us lying down and 'spoon
A moment later Mr. Mitchel entered,
to find both girls seated in the most
dignified manner, reading novels. "Walk
ing over to Emily, he stooped and kissed
her lightly on the forehead, whispering,
"My Queen. " Next he patted Dora on
the head as ouo would pat a child.
"Emily, I have taken the liberty of
telling a friend of mine that he might
call here. You do not mind?"
"Why, of courso not, Roy. " She had
made this name for him by eliminating
the first syllable of his second name,
Leroy. She told him that thus she could
call him King without heralding it to
the world. Almost immediately tho bell
sounded again, and Mr. Barnes was in
troduced. Mr. Mitchel presented him to
tho two ladies, and then devoted him
"self to Dora, thus leaving the detective
perfectly free to converse with Emily.
Being well educated and having trav
eled through England early in'life, Mr.
Barnes soon inndo himself at ease and
talked like any society man. Presently
Mr. Mitchel took Dora to the window
and stood there looking out and chat
ting, apparently absorbed and unobserv
ant of the others. Mr. Barnes decided
that this was his opportunity.
"Pardon me, Miss Remsen, and let
the interest of a collector excuse the im
pertinence of my noticing that beautiful
pin which you wear. Cameos, I think,
are too little appreciated nowdays. They
are passed by, while statuettes bring
fancy prices. Yet does it not require ex
quisite skill to carve so small an ob
ject?" "I agree with you, Mr. Barnes, and
am not at all angry with you for admir
ing my pin. Yon may look at it if yon
wish. ' ' Saying which she took it off and
handed it to him. It was the facsimile
of those which Mr. Mitchel wore as but
tons, save that it bore tho image of
Shakespeare. The cameo was mo-anted
in a gold frame, and surrounded by dia
monds made a beautiful ornament
"Yon would never ggew, Mr. Barneg.
that that was once an ordinary button r
Mr. Barnes assumed an expression of
surprise as though the idea was entirely
new to him. All he said was :
"It may havo been a buttonbut sure
ly never an ordinary one."
"Well, no, not an ordinary one, of
course. I suppose you know that I am
engaged to your friend?"
Mr. Barnes assented with a bow, and
Emily continued :
"Shortly after we became engaged I
went to Europe, and while thero I came
across a jeweler who produced the most
"JC6St one? Kothat is, I don't know."
beautiful carvings in cameo and intaglio.
I ordered a set made to bo used for but
tons." "All similar to this?"
"Similar, but not identical. -This one
has Shakespeare's head. The others rep
resent Romeo and Juliet"
Mr. Barnes determined upon a bold
stroke. Taking the button ffrom his
pocket and handing it to Emily ho said
'"Here is a cameo of Juliet Perhaps
it may interest you?"
"Why, this is extraordinary I It is one
of my set!"
"One of yours. Why, havo you lost
one? How many did you have?"
"There were seven, including this one
of Shakespeare. The other six" Here
she stopped mid colored deeply.
"Miss Remsen, you think that is one
of the original set. If so, of course it is
yours, andlshould be too glad torestore
it to you. But havo you lost one?"
"Lost one? No that is, I don't
know." She seemed much confused and
looked intently at the button. Suddenly
her wholo expression changed, and with
her self possession fully restored she
startled Mr. Barnes by saying: "I am
mistaken. This is not one of the orig
inal set Yet it is very similar. "
Mr. Barnes did not know what to
think. Did she divine' that there might
be some danger in admitting that there
was a seventh button still? Had that
matchless schemer Mitchel sent her a
note warning her to say that thero were
but seven in tho original set? He could
not decide at once, but hazarded one
"Miss Remsen, Ihavo seen your por
trait, and it struck mo that that button
is a copy of it What do you think?"
Tho girl once more became confused
and stammered, "I don't know."
Then suddenly, and with complote
composure again, sho said: "Yos; I
think you are right. This is a copy
from my picture.- Tho portrait was
made last summer, and a'ffer,ward I al
lowed the artist to exhibit it I think
photographs were made from it, and
possibly some' cameo cutter has used it
for his work."
This was ingenious, but not satisfac
tory to Mr. Barnes, for ho knew that it
was far from probable that another gem
cutter should have used the picture and
then have called it Juliet Besides, it
would havo been too great a coincidence
to make a button of it He decided,
therefore, that tho girl was doing the
best she could to invent a plausible ex
planation to a question which Mr.
Mitchel himself had simply refused to
answer. Not wishing to arouse any sus
picion in her mind that he doubted her
word, ho replied quickly:.
"That is very likely, aud surely he
could not have chosen a better face for
his subject. "
"Mr Barnes, " said Emily, "you of
fered just now to give me this, thinking
that I had last it Of course I should
not accept a present from one whom I
havo had the pleasure of knowing for so
short a timo, but you are Mr. Mitchel's
friend, and as I would really:.prefer not
to have my portrait in the bauds of
strangers I accept your gift with
This was entirely unexpected. When
Mr. Barnes had made the remark that
he would be glad to restore her her own,
he had done so feeling safe, because to
obtain it she would need to admit that
she had lost it Now it seemed that she
had deprived him of his piece of evi
dence. He did not know what to say
when Mr. Mitchel walked across to them
and remarked pleasantly :
""Well, Emily, do you find my friend
Mr. Barnes entertaining?"
"Mr. Barnes has been most agreeable,
Roy, and, see, he has actually given mo
a present, "saying which she handed tho
button to Mr. Mitchel, across whose
countenance Mr. Barnes thought he saw
a fleeting smile of triumph pass.
"I am proud of you, Emily. You
command homage-wherever you extend
your influence. Do you know, Mr. Barnes
refused to give this caineo to me only
this morning. You can guess why I
"Because it has my picture copied on
"Exactly. Mr. Barnes, allow me to
add my thanks to those of Miss Remsen.
You can readily appreciate why we pre
fer to have thiB bauble in our own pos
session?" Mr. Barnes thought that ho could. He
saw that he was fairly caught, and that
he could do nothing without making a
scene. He met a glance from Mr. Mitch
el which we knew was meant to re
mind him of his promise not to annoy
Miss Remsen. He had about decided
that he had been a fool to make such a
promise and to have visited tho place at
all when he suddenly changed his mind
as a servant announced:
"Mr. Alphonse Thauret" j
Immediately tho detective remember
ed the name. It was upon the card given
to him by the Frenchman who had left
the train at Stamford. He was watching
Mr. Mitchel when the newcomer was
thus unexpectedly announced, and he
thought he detected a glance of displeas
ure. Were these two men acquainted,
"Mr. Mitchel, let me present Mr.
Thauret," said Dora.
"I havo had the pleasure of meeting
the gentleman before," replied Mr.
Mitchel, and with a stiff bow he crossed
to tho side of Emily as though to pre
vent an introduction to her. This of
coarse was impossible, and Mr, Mitchel
was 'plainly annoyed. Emily stepped
forward, extended her hand to Mr.
Thauret, and then, turning, presented
him to Mr. Barnes, who had arisen, and
who simply bowed.
"Ah I Mr. Barnes," said the French
man, 'T am delighted, to meet you
"Why, do you know Mr. Barnes also?"
cried Dora, greatly surprised.
"Who does not know Mr. Barnes, the
celebrated detective?" He said this in
that extremely polite tone so much as
sumed by his race when inclined to be
most complimentary. Yet Mr. Barnes
thought that he had somo sinister mo
tive in thus proclaiming his connection
with the police. Was it to prevent him
from calling upon these women again?
If so, he failed to make the desired im
pression upon Dora, for that young
woman seemed fairly enraptufed.
"A detective?" said she. "Are yon
, really the great Mr. Barnes?"
"I am a detective, but scarcely a
"Oh, but you are, you aro! I read all
about the wonderful way in which you
caught that man PettingilL And now.
tell me, are you going to catch the man
who robbed the woman on the Boston
"How do you know that it is a
man?" asked Mr. Barnes, amused at
her impetuosity and pleased at the turn
taken by the conversation.
"Oh, it is not a "woman! I am sure
of that I read about it in the papers
this morning. I bought three, so as not
to miss anything. No woman would
have been clever enough to plan it all,
and then carry it out so thoroughly."
"This is very interesting," said Mr.
j Thauret "Of courso, I, too, have read
the papers, but besides that, as yon
, know, Mr. Barnes, I was on the train
myself, and the first to be'searched. I
! have thought of the case ever since. In
i my own country we claim that our de
tectives can unravel any mystery, and I
am curious to know how you will man
age in an affair of this kind. The thief
evidently is clever ; do you not think so?' '
Mr. Mitchel had drawn apart and ap
parently was absorbed in a conversation
with Emily. Nevertheless Mr. Barnes
was confident that he missed little of
what was being said by the gronp of
which ho himself was one. Under ordi
nary circumstances he would not for a
moment havo thought of speaking of so
importaut a case before one who at least
might be suspected of complicity. But
these were not ordinary circumstances.
Hero were two men, about both of
whom thero was a mysterious connection
with tho crime, or crimes, which he was
investigating. If either, or both, were
guilty, it was evident from their cour
age in visiting unconcernedly at tho very
building in which the murder had been
committed that extreme skill would bo
required to obtain a conviction. The de
tective therefore considered that these
men must be met with methods as bold
as their own. Speaking in a toso loud
enough to reach Mr. Mitchel'3 ears he
"I think that the thief is clever, but
that he is not so clever as he considers
"How is that?"
"He believed I say he, because, like
Miss Remsen, I think it is a man"
"How delightful of you to agree with
me," said Dora.
"This man, then," continued Mr.
Barnes, "considers that he has misled
me. He thinks that when I directed that
all the passengers should bo seaicbed I
did so hoping to find the lost jewels,
whereas I was not looking for the jew
els, but for tho thief."
"How could you do that?"
"You may think me egotistic, but I
hoped to .detect him by his conduct I
was entiroly successful. I know who
stole the jewels. " This was a bold as
sertion, especially as Mr. Barnes had
not decided the matter in his own mind.
He wished to note the faces of these men
when he mado tho statement He gained
nothing by the maneuver, for Mr. Mitch
el seemed not to have heard, while the
Frenchman quickly said :
" Bravo 1 Bravo! You aro better than
Lecocq. It is like a wizard's trick. You
pass the suspects before you in review,
and then, presto! you pick out the crim
inal with your eye. That is a charming
method, and so simple!"
"Mr. Thauret," said Dora, "you aro
laughing at Mr. Barnes, and that is not
goodnatured. Mr. Barnes says he knows
the thief. I believo him. "
"Pardon ! I believe him also. I did
not mean to laugh. But tell me, Mr.
Barnes, how did the man secrete the
diamonds I suppose they wero dia
monds, were they not?"
"Diamonds and other jewels. But let
me ask you how would you have hid
den them had you been in his place?"
This time the shot went home. Plainly
the Frenchman did not like the sugges
tion of being himself the criminal. He
quickly recovered his equanimity, how
over, and answered :
"Do you know, I havo thought of that
very thing. Of courso I would probably
make a bungle of it. Still I have
thought of a way."
"A way by which he could have hid
den the jewels, so that a search could
not havo found them, and yet in a place
accessible to himself afterward?"
"I think so. Perhaps I am wrong,
but I think my little plan would do
that much. The newspaper says the
jewels were unset stones. I should have
pushed them into the cake of soap in
the washroom. No ono would think to
look for them there, and, even if eo,
there would be nothing against me.
Afterward I should have gone back,
taken the soap, and the jewels would
have been mine."
"You are mistaken."
"Yxm were the first person searched,
and I watched you till you left the
train. It would have been difficult for
yon to come to New York from Stam
ford on another train, and then gain ac
cess to the coaches on a side track and in
the hands of the scrubwomen. Even
then you would have failed, for I took
all the soap away aud substituted new
cakes before tho second man was
r1 -i i r V r-.y-? ' '
A smile on Mr. Mitchel's face proved
that he-was listening, and that he was
pleased at the detective's cleverness.
The Frenchman shrugged his shoulders
and said, laughing:
"There, you see, I should never make
a thief. Besides, there was tho satchel.
I had forgotten about that. One could
not hide a satchel in a cake of soap."
"But he could throw it out of the
window to mislead the man who picked
it -bzu" Tonb'ed.tlia detective.
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